This article, “The Product Development Process“, was originally published on Synthx.com in 1998. It is written to answer common questions, because the path to a final product and happy customers is not as easy or direct as it sounds.
Since the first document, the article has had 4 major revisions and is published in 3 languages. It is now used in both education and training materials for entrepreneurs, and in business and scholastic settings around the globe. If you’re thinking about developing a product, or taking an idea from concept to market, it really is worth reading.
Over the years, we’ve worked with lots of inventions, and noted several things to help people avoid mistakes and find success in launching new products. The Inventors Lab is web feature to discuss inventions, to discuss product based ventures, and to help inventors (and other folks in the new products world) navigate obstacles.
The Synthesis blog is affectionately called The Engineers Perspective. It’s a little different than a normal blog, but here you’ll find a collection of short posts on a variety of subjects, though mostly engineering related. We invite you to come in, enjoy a little history, and grab some engineering perspective.